We provide comprehensive and confidential mental health services for all students (including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students) enrolled in the schools located at the Anschutz Medical Campus (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, postdoctoral programs, graduate school, etc.). Initial appointments are scheduled relatively quickly, often within the same week. Options for ongoing care include receiving treatment from the AMC Student Mental Health clinicians, the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, and a community network of providers, depending on insurance coverage.
ENROLLED AMC STUDENTS WANTING TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: Call 303-724-4716
For a consultation about a student mental health issue, please call the Student Mental Health Service at 303-724-4716 during business hours (M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
AFTER-HOURS CARE: Call the University of Colorado Hospital operator at 720-848-0000 and ask to speak to the psychiatrist on-call for assistance during off-hours or holidays.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:
Appointments can be made by calling the Student Mental Health Service at 303-724-4716. Waiting time is minimal and students are usually seen within a couple of days. Clinical service hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Student Mental Health Service is located in Building 500, Level 2.1
Visits to the Student Mental Health Service are confidential. If you want any information to be shared with an outside person, you must sign a release of information. Any records maintained by the Student Mental Health Service are not part of your academic or administrative records. The Student Mental Health clinicians follow HIPAA and other state laws regarding confidentiality.2
Conditions and issues treated include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance use disorders
- Eating disorders
- Family problems
- Relationship conflicts
- Academic difficulties
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Grief and loss
- LGBT issues
Treatment modalities and services include individual:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Couples counseling
- Group therapy
- Famiily therapy
- Medication management
In addition, consultation is provided to deans, faculty members, and other support staff on any issues related to student mental health. Consultation appointments may be scheduled by calling the Student Mental Health Service at 303-724-4716 during business hours (M-F, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.).
The initial consultation is free if not covered by insurance. Students with UCD Student Insurance (AmeriBen) can be seen for an unlimited number of visits for any diagnosis and with no co-pay or co-insurance. Students with other insurance are referred to an appropriate provider (on campus or in the community) within their insurance network; please check with your insurance provider concerning coverage terms/limitations (i.e., co-pays, number of visits, etc.).5
For a mental health emergency, dial 911 or go to any emergency room. If you are on campus, dial 303-724-4444 or you may go to the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Room; identify yourself as an AMC student, and you will be prioritized and seen by a UC-Denver psychiatry resident and faculty member.6